Heat Wave

Heat Wave

The Life and Career of Ethel Waters

Book - 2011
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"Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."
--Spike Lee

"Donald Bogle [is a] pioneering safe-keeper of the history of blacks in film."

From Donald Bogle, author of the bestselling Dorothy Dandridge and Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies, and Bucks, a groundbreaking history of African American portrayals in Hollywood, comes the long-awaited, definitive biography of one of America's brightest and most troubled theatrical stars: actress and singer Ethel Waters. In Heat Wave, Bogle explores Waters' relationships with other performing greats, including Lena Horne, Count Basie, Vincent Minnelli, and many others, and paints a vivid, deeply human portrait of this legendary performer--a must-read for any fan of jazz, blues, and classic American cinema.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061241734
Call Number: 780.2 W315b
Characteristics: xii, 624 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Life and career of Ethel Waters


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Noted historian Bogle provides a comprehensive life of the singer, including discussing her relationships with both women and men.

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